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  • n. Plural form of lamentation.


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  • His cheeks filled out, and his eye grew bright; no longer did he waste his leisure in lamentations, but dug and planted his little garden until it yielded him richly of the fruits of the earth, and the proceeds helped to swell the silver coins in his good wife's stocking.

    Folk Tales From Many Lands

  • Compare Ps 40: 8, Margin, as to Christ's inner complete appropriation of God's word. thy belly bitter -- parallel to Eze 2: 10, "There was written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe." as honey -- (Ps 19: 10; 119: 103).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • If I did not know that the exercise of your profession has habituated you to the hearing of complaints, I should make a conscience of troubling you with my correspondence, which may be truly called the lamentations of Matthew Bramble.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • On the other hand, several ardent and undoubtedly honest gentlemen were unable to marry the objects of their affection for the simple reason that too many people were able to recall the lamentations of the ladies themselves, in the early days when it was customary to suffer because of the suspense and agony their poor husbands were enduring at home.

    West Wind Drift

  • Behold thy once happy families scattered asunder, never again to be united -- sons separated from their fathers, husbands from their wives, and tender children from their mothers: they will bewail each other in foreign lands, but their lamentations will be the scoff of the stranger.

    Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada

  • It is the evening service that I only know to call the lamentations of Mary.

    WORLD Magazine | Community

  • I recall the lamentations of a close acquaintance whose Hair Pomade quickly gained wide market acceptance sometime ago!


  • Such were the kind of lamentations resounding perpetually through

    Pride and Prejudice

  • Such were the kind of lamentations resounding perpetually through Longbourn House.

    Chapter XLI

  • Such were the kind of lamentations resounding perpetually through Longbourn-house.

    Pride and Prejudice


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